Shaken baby syndrome awareness is spreading throughout the country, with some of the educational efforts coming from groups that are not directly linked to child abuse prevention. One group in particular is the Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County, Florida, which has announced the details for its second annual baby shower and expo, according to the PNJ website. The event, scheduled for August 8th, will honor new and expectant mothers and offer encouragement, educational materials, information regarding community support services, and other helpful resources. Among the topics of discussion in presentations are immunization, alcohol abuse or smoking during pregnancy, the benefits of breastfeeding, and shaken baby syndrome. While some may be concerned that shaken baby syndrome prevention seminars do not appeal to the public and, therefore, do not attract the public, leaving them uneducated about the issue, events such as this baby shower attract crowds and, hopefully, achieve the desired goal while honoring and celebrating parenthood. According to the site, over 600 people attended the event last year.
If you would like more information about shaken baby syndrome or prevention efforts in your community, feel free to contact child abuse and child injury lawyer Chris Keane of California's Keane Law Firm. As an advocate for victims of shaken baby syndrome, Keane will help you find the best medical care for your child and provide you with the resources you need to ensure that your baby reaches maximum recovery. Contact Chris Keane online or call 1-888-592-KIDS.